City living or Country
The day was an early autumn afternoon, the sun beaming and a cool breeze blowing in the air. The trees glowing bright orange and red, the grass colored green with leaves laid sporadically throughout. It’s one of those perfect days to lie in a hammock and rejoice about the simple times summer brought and the fine times due to come with autumn and winter. Rural living brings so much color and the slow life, while city living brings busyness and the lights and sounds of the city. Though each has similarities, the two will bring completely different experiences.
The rural life, peaceful afternoons on the porch, evenings lying in bed with the windows open, listening to the birds and crickets sing their songs. Country living brings privacy and solitude, a life lacking busy streets and many neighbors. ...view middle of the document...
The trip to town for activities becomes an adventure when cows block the road and snow covers the streets. Even the enjoyable walk with a friend requires planning and a trip into town.
City livings brings different experiences and complete change to country living. The sound of birds, replaced with horns of vehicles and the chatter of the streets. The flashing lights replace the stars and the moon. The brisk breeze and the warming sun get drowned out through the smog and the tall buildings. The sound of slamming doors and screaming kids fill the air, windows left shut and curtains closed to keep out peeping eyes and bothersome neighbors. Neighbors next door interrupt any solitude one may enjoy and security systems adorn homes to keep out intruders. Windows are left closed at night and with doors secured blocking any fresh air that may fill the city streets. Animals sadly left in yards and tethered to leashes, the open prairie replaced with alleys and community parks.
City living does come with advantages. Shopping trips remain short and less planned. Dinners eaten at the last minute without much planning. Missed ingredients quickly acquired at the corner convenience store. Walks with friends become less cumbersome, with their proximity much closer. One will eat lunch at home rather than a brown bag or fast food. The relaxation of the day after work starts sooner. With the streets dreadfully full of snow, a walk down the sidewalk provides the transportation to work.
As the sun sets and the moon rises, the joys of country living and fast pace city become a lost memory. The rural life brings so much color and a slower pace to life, often enjoyed while lying in a hammock. Even though city living brings busyness and the lights and sounds of the city, one will have relaxation sooner after work. Though each has similarities, the two will bring completely different experiences.